RULE No. 15 – MOTION PRACTICE

Motions required to be made during a hearing or trial may be made orally or in writing to the judge or magistrate presiding. All other motions shall be made in writing, unless waived by the judge. Motions for a definite statement pursuant to Civ.R. 12(E) and motions to strike pursuant to Civ.R. 12(F) shall set forth the language sought to be stricken or claimed to be indefinite.

Motions will not be set for hearing except as the Court, in its discretion, orders. A party desiring a hearing shall request the same on the face of the motion. When a motion is set for hearing, the Court shall notify the parties to the action of the date and time of the hearing

Parties shall have ten (10) calendar days to respond to a motion, however, this does not prevent the court from ruling on a motion at any time.

The Court in its discretion may extend the time for filing and answering motions, unless prohibited by statute or the civil and criminal rules.

To the extent that this rule may conflict with SMCR No. 14 or 17, the latter rules shall prevail.

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